Anyone who strives for a clear-eyed view of the Trump administration’s oncoming education agenda will find there is no evidence—zero—of anything other than the most extreme policy agenda for the nation’s public schools.
There’s water on Mars! Not to mention a nefarious evil liberal agenda. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the loony, bigoted, and hateful behavior of the increasingly unhinged right wing.
The Republican Party, after eight years of plotting Obama’s demise, is in far worse shape than it was the last time it lost the presidency. Here’s why.
Jeb Bush isn’t just less popular than you’d expect him to be, he’s less popular than his brother, someone millions of Americans consider the worst president of their lifetime.
With no easy answer to education reform, Congress meets to decide whether to rewrite the No Child Left Behind act and shift the power to administer tests from the Fed to the States.
By Theresa Harrington, Contra Costa Times Results of a national poll released Wednesday show that many Americans are opposed to the newly implemented Common Core standards, although their reasons reveal they don’t understand them. Similarly, the 46th Annual Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll gauging public attitudes toward public schools and other education issues, showed strong support […]
By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES -= A national teachers convention on Sunday called for President Barack Obama to put Education Secretary Arne Duncan on an “improvement plan” as a prelude to replacing him. The action was taken by the American Federation of Teachers, which is meeting in Los Angeles. It represents another marker […]
By Sharon Noguchi, San Jose Mercury News SAN JOSE, Calif. — Unlike the political uproar and division elsewhere in the country over revamping public-school curriculum, Californians across party lines overwhelmingly support the new standards for education, a survey released Wednesday revealed. The educational standards known as Common Core — adopted by nearly every state — revise […]
Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five: 5. Scott Beason Screenshot: YouTube Many Republicans despise the Common Core state standards initiative, but few do so for reasons as ridiculous as Alabama state senator […]
If you want a crash course in why the GOP’s “rebranding” is doomed, look at what happened with Cracker Barrel over the weekend. The often off-ramp-accessible restaurant chain announced on Friday that it would be pulling Duck Dynasty products from its shelves in response to an interview in which the family’s “patriarch” said, among other […]